Title:San Francisco portrait albums
Creator/Contributor:Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912
Includes studio portraits of San Francisco citizens, celebrities, and unidentified individuals. Numerous poses of the same
sitter are often present, and a variety of studio backdrops and props are featured. Some images include a photographic view
inserted in the studio backdrop to simulate a window with a view behind the sitter. Also present are a bar interior and several
views of flower arrangements. First several images are identified, in later hand, as Mr. and Mrs. Tabor [sic], Wm. Tabor,
and Mrs. Tabor's mother, however they are confirmed to be photographer I.W. Taber and wife.
Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West) -- 1830-1912 -- Pictorial works
Celebrities -- California -- San Francisco -- Portraits
Photography -- Studios and dark rooms -- Photographs
Portrait photography -- Specimens
Title supplied by cataloger.
Photographer unidentified, attributed to I.W. Taber. Attribution confirmed by similar portrait example in Bancroft Portrait
File: Brooks, Will--2.
May be sample books of poses and studio sets for customers at Taber's photographic portrait gallery.
Many sitters identified in later hand on album pages.
Images chiefly in cabinet card format.
Forms part of the Thomas W. Norris Collection.
2 albums (393 photographic prints) : albumen ; albums 29 x 28 cm.
BANC PIC 1954.027--ALB v.1
BANC PIC 1954.027--ALB v.2